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Council cash reserves could run out within two years

28 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Cash reserves within some local authorities could run out “within two to three years” amid budget cuts by the SNP government, it has been warned. An Audit Scotland report on council finance said local government money was under more pressure … Continue reading


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SNP spends £1.4m a week on private care despite rhetoric

24 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP government spends nearly £1.4 million a week on private hospitals to bail out the NHS, despite its supposed opposition to the independent care sector. New figures have revealed £72 million of taxpayers’ cash was paid to private firms … Continue reading


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Cancer patients forced to wait months extra despite ‘urgent’ referrals

23 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Cancer patients in every part of the country are being forced to wait months longer for cancer care, despite receiving urgent referrals from doctors. Research by the Scottish Conservatives has revealed that, this year, a patient in Glasgow even had … Continue reading


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SNP set to ‘waste’ £250k on citizens’ income scheme

23 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government has confirmed it will spend £250,000 on a citizens’ income pilot scheme. The move has been criticised by shadow social security secretary Adam Tomkins, who said the SNP was wasting taxpayers’ money on something it already knew … Continue reading


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SNP hypocrisy over budget ‘con’ claims

23 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

SNP claims that £2 billion worth of new investment for Scotland announced in yesterday’s budget is a “con” have been ridiculed in Holyrood. Finance secretary Derek Mackay dismissed yesterday’s substantial cash injection on the basis part of it was in … Continue reading


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Scotland’s £2bn budget boost

23 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Philip Hammond has delivered a £2 billion boost for Scotland’s economy as part of today’s budget. During his statement to parliament today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said having his “ear bent” by the Scottish Conservatives’ 13 MPs had resulted … Continue reading


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Petition to ban electric shock dog collars nears 10k mark

22 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A petition launched by the Scottish Conservatives to ban electric shock collars for dogs is on the verge of 10,000 signatures – just a week after it was launched. West of Scotland MSP Maurice Golden started the petition after speaking … Continue reading


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Role of sunset clause crucial in minimum pricing law

21 Nov 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The role of a five-year sunset clause will be a crucial part of new alcohol minimum pricing legislation, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Health secretary Shona Robison confirmed today that she intended to introduce the law from May 2018, six … Continue reading